Drowning Death Investigation

NEWS RELEASE #: 16-100

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation following the drowning of a 2-year-old boy in his family pool.

Deputies responded to 3417 24th Circle in Sarasota on Saturday at approximately 5:00 p.m., after the child victim was pulled from the pool. According to the victim's sister, she was cooking food in the kitchen when two other children in the home found the 2-year-old child unresponsive in the pool. Neighbors assisted with CPR until deputies and paramedics arrived. The child was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and then to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, where Monday, he was pronounced dead.

At this time, detectives believe the drowning was accidental. The investigation is ongoing.